Dr Ernest Ekpo

BSc (Hons); PhD
Scholarly Teaching Fellow

Member of China Studies Centre

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone 61+ 2 9351 9656

Biographical details

Ernest Ekpo trained as a Radiographer and Sonographer at the University of Calabar, Nigeria. He first worked as a Radiographer and Sonographer, and later as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Calabar. Ernest obtained his PhD at the University of Sydney and is currently a Scholarly Teaching Fellow at the University. Ernest is a member of Sydney Catalyst Translational Research and Cancer Research Network. He currently serves as the coordinator of the Medical Image Optimisation and Perception Group (MIOPeG) Laboratory meetings at the Brain and Mind Centre of the University of Sydney. He is a keen researcher and reviewer for many peer-reviewed international journals. His academic prowess has been recognised by the prestigious Radiography Editor's Choice Paper of 2015 and the best presentation award in the public health category at Cancer Research Network Symposium in 2015..

Research interests

Ernest's research interests include breast density, breast cancer biomarkers, optimisation of breast cancer detection, medical image perception, dose optimisation, radiographic and ultrasound image interpretation, and novel radiological tools for breast density measurement and image display.

Current projects

*The use of anatomically oriented breast coordinates to estimate the distribution of cancer in breast quadrants

* Improving screening activities and participation rates Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women

Awards and honours

Radiography Editor's Choice Paper of 2015

Cancer Research Network best presentation in public health 2015

Themes

Medical Imaging

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Ekpo, E., Hogg, P., Wasike, E., McEntee, M. (2017). A self-directed learning intervention for radiographers rating mammographic breast density. Radiography, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Snaith, B., Harris, M., McEntee, M. (2017). Doctoral profile of the medical radiation sciences: a baseline for Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 64(3), 195-202. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Hogg, P., McEntee, M. (2016). A Review of Individual and Institutional Publication Productivity in Medical Radiation Science. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 47(1), 13-20. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., McEntee, M. (2016). An Evaluation of Performance Characteristics of Primary Display Devices. Journal of Digital Imaging, 29(2), 175-182. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Ujong, U., Mello-Thoms, C., McEntee, M. (2016). Assessment of Interradiologist Agreement Regarding Mammographic Breast Density Classification Using the Fifth Edition of the BI-RADS Atlas. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 206(5), 1119-1123. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Mello-Thoms, C., Rickard, M., Brennan, P., McEntee, M. (2016). Breast density (BD) assessment with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT): Agreement between Quantra and 5th edition BI-RADS. The Breast, 30, 185-190. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Egbe, N., Egom, A., McEntee, M. (2016). Mammographic Breast Density: Comparison Across Women with Conclusive and Inconclusive Mammography Reports. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 47(1), 55-59. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Bakhshi, S., Ryan, E., Hogg, P., McEntee, M. (2016). Operator eye doses during computed tomography fluoroscopic lung biopsy. Journal of Radiological Protection, 36(2), 290-298. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., McEntee, M., Rickard, M., Brennan, P., Kunduri, J., Demchig, D., Mello-Thoms, C. (2016). Quantra� should be considered a tool for two-grade scale mammographic breast density classification. British Journal of Radiology, 89, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Brennan, P., Mello-Thoms, C., McEntee, M. (2016). Relationship Between Breast Density and Selective Estrogen-Receptor Modulators, Aromatase Inhibitors, Physical Activity, and Diet: A Systematic Review. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 15(2), 127-144. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Mello-Thoms, C., McEntee, M. (2016). Reply to 'Breast Density Categories'. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 207(6), W137. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Hogg, P., Highnam, R., McEntee, M. (2015). Breast composition: Measurement and clinical use. Radiography, 21(4), 324-333. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., McEntee, M. (2014). Measurement of breast density with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis - a systematic review. British Journal of Radiology, 87(1043), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Hoban, A., McEntee, M. (2014). Optimisation of direct digital chest radiography using Cu filtration. Radiography, 20(4), 346-350. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Ekpo, E., Egbe, N., Akpan, B., McEntee, M. (2017). Do Nigerian Radiographers have potential to interpret chest radiographs? Medical Image Perception Society (MIPS) XVII Conference 2017, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering.
  • McEntee, M., Drew, T., Aizenmann, A., Carrigan, A., Ekpo, E., Wolfe, J. (2017). Examining the 'gambler's fallacy' in radiology. Medical Image Perception Society (MIPS) XVII Conference 2017, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering.
  • Ekpo, E., Mello-Thoms, C., Rickard, M., Brennan, P., McEntee, M. (2016). Quantra reproduces BI-RADS assessment on a two-point scale. SPIE Medical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, San Diego, USA: SPIE Publications. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., McEntee, M. (2015). New displays: novel, but fit for purpose? Australian Institute of Radiography NSW Branch Med Rad Forum 2015, Sydney.

2017

  • Ekpo, E., Hogg, P., Wasike, E., McEntee, M. (2017). A self-directed learning intervention for radiographers rating mammographic breast density. Radiography, Article in press. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Egbe, N., Akpan, B., McEntee, M. (2017). Do Nigerian Radiographers have potential to interpret chest radiographs? Medical Image Perception Society (MIPS) XVII Conference 2017, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering.
  • Ekpo, E., Snaith, B., Harris, M., McEntee, M. (2017). Doctoral profile of the medical radiation sciences: a baseline for Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 64(3), 195-202. [More Information]
  • McEntee, M., Drew, T., Aizenmann, A., Carrigan, A., Ekpo, E., Wolfe, J. (2017). Examining the 'gambler's fallacy' in radiology. Medical Image Perception Society (MIPS) XVII Conference 2017, United States: S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering.

2016

  • Ekpo, E., Hogg, P., McEntee, M. (2016). A Review of Individual and Institutional Publication Productivity in Medical Radiation Science. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 47(1), 13-20. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., McEntee, M. (2016). An Evaluation of Performance Characteristics of Primary Display Devices. Journal of Digital Imaging, 29(2), 175-182. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Ujong, U., Mello-Thoms, C., McEntee, M. (2016). Assessment of Interradiologist Agreement Regarding Mammographic Breast Density Classification Using the Fifth Edition of the BI-RADS Atlas. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 206(5), 1119-1123. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Mello-Thoms, C., Rickard, M., Brennan, P., McEntee, M. (2016). Breast density (BD) assessment with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT): Agreement between Quantra and 5th edition BI-RADS. The Breast, 30, 185-190. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Egbe, N., Egom, A., McEntee, M. (2016). Mammographic Breast Density: Comparison Across Women with Conclusive and Inconclusive Mammography Reports. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 47(1), 55-59. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Bakhshi, S., Ryan, E., Hogg, P., McEntee, M. (2016). Operator eye doses during computed tomography fluoroscopic lung biopsy. Journal of Radiological Protection, 36(2), 290-298. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Mello-Thoms, C., Rickard, M., Brennan, P., McEntee, M. (2016). Quantra reproduces BI-RADS assessment on a two-point scale. SPIE Medical Imaging 2016: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, San Diego, USA: SPIE Publications. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., McEntee, M., Rickard, M., Brennan, P., Kunduri, J., Demchig, D., Mello-Thoms, C. (2016). Quantra� should be considered a tool for two-grade scale mammographic breast density classification. British Journal of Radiology, 89, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Brennan, P., Mello-Thoms, C., McEntee, M. (2016). Relationship Between Breast Density and Selective Estrogen-Receptor Modulators, Aromatase Inhibitors, Physical Activity, and Diet: A Systematic Review. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 15(2), 127-144. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Mello-Thoms, C., McEntee, M. (2016). Reply to 'Breast Density Categories'. American Journal Of Roentgenology, 207(6), W137. [More Information]

2015

  • Ekpo, E., Hogg, P., Highnam, R., McEntee, M. (2015). Breast composition: Measurement and clinical use. Radiography, 21(4), 324-333. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., McEntee, M. (2015). New displays: novel, but fit for purpose? Australian Institute of Radiography NSW Branch Med Rad Forum 2015, Sydney.

2014

  • Ekpo, E., McEntee, M. (2014). Measurement of breast density with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis - a systematic review. British Journal of Radiology, 87(1043), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Ekpo, E., Hoban, A., McEntee, M. (2014). Optimisation of direct digital chest radiography using Cu filtration. Radiography, 20(4), 346-350. [More Information]

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